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Jeremiah & Transformed Hearts
June 24, 2017 by The Bible Project
If you’ve made it this far into reading the Old Testament, well done! You’ve waded deep into the book of Jeremiah, and it’s probably feeling long—because it is! It’s actually the longest book of the entire Bible if you count the number of words.
Jeremiah’s Famous Temple Sermon
June 17, 2017 by The Bible Project
This week, we dive into the book of Jeremiah and his message of judgment against Judah. There is no better place to go than Jeremiah’s famous temple sermon in chapter 7.
Song of Solomon... and His Team of Highly Skilled Writers.
June 10, 2017 by The Bible Project
Famous love song sing-a-longs: *“She loves me, yeah, yeah, yeah…”* *“Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer…”* *“She’s my, brown-eyed girl, sha la la la la… la ti da”* I know you heard a melody. Maybe you wanted to hum it. Just a little bit.
Proverbs: How Human Wisdom Becomes Divine
June 3, 2017 by The Bible Project
When you turn to the book of Proverbs and read the opening line, “The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel” (1:1), you expect to start reading proverbs—short, clever sayings that pack a punch and offer you some kind of wisdom on the good life. But that’s not what you get.
Book of Job: God Gives Job a Virtual Tour of His Wise World
May 27, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
In this blog, we’ll explore the final chapters of the book of Job, which are puzzling and profound. To gain some context for this essay, it will help to read last week’s blog (link here) where we looked at the book’s introduction (chs. 1-2), and the dialogue Job has with his friends about the meaning of his suffering.
Book of Job: What’s Going on Here?
May 20, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
So, you’re in the Old Testament book of Job. Way to go! Get ready for the mental roller coaster that lies ahead! You’ve stepped into one of the most sophisticated and mind-bending literary works in the Bible.
Nahum’s Oracle & Habakkuk’s Grievance
May 13, 2017 by The Bible Project
The Scroll of the Twelve, or in the Christian tradition, what are referred to as the “Minor Prophets,” are not intended to be read in isolation of one another, but rather as a unified whole.
Hosea & Amos: Two Sides of Covenant Failure
May 6, 2017 by The Bible Project
Reading the Book of the Twelve, commonly referred to as the “Minor Prophets,” can be really disorienting. These books are full of poetic language, metaphors, and imagery unfamiliar to modern ears. Also, they speak a lot about God’s judgment, which can feel like a total downer.
Isaiah and the Suffering Servant King
April 29, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
Last week’s blog explored Isaiah’s message about the future messianic King in chapters 1-39. We learned that God’s promise to David was offered to each and every generation of David’s descendants. One by one they all failed to be faithful, and so they did not inherit the fulfillment of the promise.